DONATIONS SOUGHT: St. Albans Summerfest is now collecting donations for their annual Spring Rummage Sale. All donations can be dropped off on the porch of the Grange on Water Street in St. Albans. Items will be brought into the Grange daily (no televisions please). The Summerfest Rummage Sale will take place on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd, Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th from 8 AM to 1 PM. There will be a bag sale on Saturday, May 10th only from 11 AM to 1 PM. For more information, call Tiffany at 270-1739. All proceeds go to the St. Albans Summerfest fireworks. To make a donation please make checks payable to St. Albans Summerfest, 89 Mason Corner Road, St. Albans, ME 04971.
TRASH AND TREASURE SALE: There will be a trash and treasure sale on Saturday, April 26th from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Corinna United Methodist Church Annex on the Dexter Road in Corinna. This event is sponsored by Corinna United Methodist Women. For more information, call Jackie at 278-2232.
CANCER PRAYER AND SUPPORT GROUP: The Corinna Cancer Prayer and Support Group will meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Church Parsonage, next to the Corinna United Methodist Church at 16 Dexter Road, from 4 to 5 PM. This month’s meeting is on Tuesday, April 15th. For more information please call Carol at 278-7952.
OPEN COUNTRY JAM: The Maine Country Music Association is having a Country Music Jam on Friday, April 18th from 6 to 9 PM. The Jam will take place at the Corinna Elementary School on the Stetson Road in Corinna. No alcoholic beverages will be provided or allowed. Everybody is welcome and admission is by donation. Proceeds will benefit the Maine Country Music Association.
FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold their monthly public fellowship breakfast on Saturday, April 19th. The buffet meal is served from 7 to 9 AM at the Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse on the Cates Road. The menu consists of eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, muffins, baked beans, home fries, juice, coffee, doughnuts and homemade pies. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
BAKE SALE: The Simpson Memorial Library will hold a bake sale on Saturday, April 19th from 9 AM to 1 PM at Ye Olde General Store on Route 2 in Carmel. Volunteer bakers will produce a wide variety of cookies, cakes, breads, and pies for sale at reasonable prices. Please come and support your local library.
KIDDIE PARADE ADDED TO NEWPORT BICENTENNIAL: There has been a new element added to this year’s Bicentennial celebrations. A kiddie Parade will now take place on Wednesday, July 2nd at 6 PM.
Sign-ups will take place at 5:30 PM at the John and Elizabeth Hook residence at 96 Elm Street. The parade route will start at this location and end at the entrance to the Carnival.
The theme is Disney in July. Trophies will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in two categories: Ages 6 and younger, and ages 7 to 12. All children will receive a participant ribbon. Any child riding a bike must wear a helmet.
For more information, contact Gail Stevens at 368-4636 or at
BUNTING AVAILABLE FOR BICENTENNIAL: For those who wish to decorate their business or home for the Bicentennial Celebration (which is also during the week of the Fourth of July), the Town of Newport is taking orders for bunting. This bunting, provided at a discount by a Maine company, is washable and can be re-used year after year. Sizes and prices and samples are available at the Town Office.
All bunting must be paid for at the time the order is placed. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted. The deadline for ordering is Thursday, May 15th by 5 PM.
VENDOR/CRAFT EXPO AND BAKE SALE: Help support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by visiting the Second Annual Vendor/Craft Expo and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 19th at the Newport Recreation Center, located at 81 North Street, from 9 AM to 3 PM. All proceeds raised will go directly to the National MS Society to help with research and resources available to those with Multiple Sclerosis. There will be a small silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and prize drawings from each vendor at the show. If you are unable to attend but would like to help by donating, you can go to or you can send a check or money order made out to the MS Society and send it to 760 Mullen Road, Newport ME 04953.
“LAST CALL” SUPPER FOR PITTSFIELD FIRE FIGHTER RON ROY: The Pittsfield Fire Department is hosting a benefit dinner in honor of Ron Roy on Wednesday, April 16th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. The dinner will take place at the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge on Middle Street in Pittsfield. The cost of the dinner is by donation.
Ron was a Pittsfield Fire Fighter who lost his life unexpectedly on March 17th at the age of 56. All proceeds will go to Ron’s family to help with funeral expenses.
The spaghetti dinner will include salad, rolls, drinks and dessert. If you are unable to attend the dinner, donations can be made to the Ron Roy Fund at the Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union in Pittsfield.
SPRING JAZZ CONCERT: Maine Central Institute will hold a Spring Jazz Concert on Wednesday, April 16th at 6 PM in Parks Gymnasium. The evening will feature the award winning Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles of MCI, along with student jazz solos and duets accompanied by MCI faculty member and jazz pianist Gerry Wright. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 487-5915.
SUPER SITTER TRAINING: Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) Community Health and Education is offering its Super Sitter course on Friday, April 25th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the SVH Conference Room on 130 Leighton Street in Pittsfield. The course is open to students in sixth through eighth grade who have a desire to learn the skills to become an effective babysitter. The cost of the class is $30. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and ends Tuesday, April 23rd. To register or for more information, call 487-3890 extension 2731(TTY 487-4590).
BENEFIT PASTA DINNER: There will be a benefit pasta supper on Saturday, April 19th from 5 to 7 PM at the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge on Middle Street. The cost is by donation. This dinner will benefit Jane Cianchette to help offset the cost of cancer treatments. Following the dinner, there will be entertainment by Riff Johnson.
PLANS BEGIN FOR 2014 RIVER FESTIVAL: The 2014 River Festival will be held Saturday, July 26th in Guilford along the river at the ballpark. Since the Redneck theme was so popular last year we've decided to recycle that idea and give it a fresh name. This year’s theme is Duck Dynasty. All in good fun redneck antics and plastic ducks that race down a river.
Early plans are in place for a parade with decorated floats, live music on stage, delicious food and interesting craft vendors. There will be a water slide bounce house as well as a dry one. A lively duck race is anticipated, as the water level in the river should be high and fast moving after such a long winter. They are planning a spectacular fireworks display to cap off the evening.
If you are interested in having a booth, volunteering some time or sponsoring fireworks, please contact Carrie Fellows at or 717-5271.
BENEFIT SUPPER: There will be a benefit supper on Saturday, April 26th from 5 to 7 PM at the Guilford United Methodist Church, located at 3 School Street. This supper is a benefit for Eric Campbell to help with financial setbacks. For donations or more information, contact Lori Rohdin at 717-6213.